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Updated Jun 25, 2021

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Duke Clinical Research Institute Executive Director Adrian Hernandez
Adrian Hernandez
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  • "out, management gives into requests or wants of the thought leaders that aren't always feasible or that don't always make sense for a given trial or task...as one can imagine, this doesn't always bode well for the staff working on said trial or for management who at some point has to answer for the progress, mistakes, planning or timelines of a given trial.(in 14 reviews)
  • "It is hard to bring (or keep) quality employees because of the low pay structure and terrible annual raises.(in 10 reviews)
  • "They are always researching the low salaries with other companies but salaries never change.(in 10 reviews)
  • "HR doesn't listen either and are of no help when an employee has an issue with a bad manager(in 8 reviews)
  • "no leadership to fix problems(in 6 reviews)
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  1. 2.0
    Former Employee

    DCRI

    Oct 6, 2015 -  
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Work Life balance is achievable

    Cons

    No consistency from management on how to perform job

    2 people found this review helpful
  2. 3.0
    Current Employee

    DCRI

    Jul 14, 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Beneftis and work life balance.

    Cons

    Salary is not comparable with CROs in the area and the annual "merit" raises are insufficient.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  3. 5.0
    Current Employee

    A great place to work

    May 7, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Clinical Operation's leadership team works well together. Open and transparent communication to all levels of the department. Flexible work schedule is a plus promoting the work/life balance that sets DCRI apart from a CRO.

    Cons

    Parking is expensive. Technology is lagging.

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    2 people found this review helpful
  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Financial Management Analyst II

    Sep 20, 2015 - Financial Management Analyst II in Durham, NC
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Fantastic work life balance. Great people. Top management looks at DCRI as a whole to try to find improvement and make the staff happy.

    Cons

    Salary is below market value

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    Duke Clinical Research Institute Response

    CHRO

    Thank you for sharing your feedback. I’m pleased you are enjoying a great work/life balance and have colleagues you like here. The DCRI prides itself on building strong teams with employees who believe in our mission to improve the lives of patients around the world. As an academic research organization and part of the Duke system, we are proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package that surpasses what many other corporations can provide. We’ve also been taking steps to ensure our employees our compensated competitively with similar roles across the Duke system and in comparison to market analyses for our region. Nicole Hedrick, Chief Human Resources Officer

  5. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Change can be for the better but can also not be so great....

    Oct 11, 2013 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Decent benefits, clean facilities, raises are lower than living of standards but they do happen occasion, access to thought leadership, learn different functions on occasion

    Cons

    Lack of Leadership by new management Has too many issues to address and not enough resources to address them People are leaving at a constant pace Employees are afraid they are being targeted Work/life balance is disappearing

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    3 people found this review helpful
  6. 3.0
    Current Employee

    dcri review

    May 10, 2021 - Project Leader II in Durham, NC
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    work life balance is good

    Cons

    leadership changes, salary and cross-group collaboration

    1 person found this review helpful
  7. 3.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Contract Senior CRA

    Jan 29, 2018 - Senior CRA in Durham, NC
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    9 to 5 job with great work life balance.

    Cons

    No standard processes across the board. Each project has its own set of processes. Training is non-existent or lacking. Managers are terrible about communicating. If you ask too many questions, they assume you are not qualified and it will be a black mark against you. They say they are a collaborative environment but they ding you for asking questions.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  8. 4.0
    Current Employee

    CRA 1

    Apr 17, 2017 -  in Durham, NC
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great work life balance here at DCRI

    Cons

    Poor Mgmt in some areas. The company is working on these issues.

    1 person found this review helpful

    Duke Clinical Research Institute Response

    Clinical Recruiter

    Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback! We are proud of our work life balance and continue to improve. We have recently added a free wellness program that is specific to the DCRI for all employees to take advantage of. We also offer a class for managers to improve their skills which we feel will help foster better relationships across the DCRI.

  9. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Negative changes going on at DCRI

    Apr 14, 2013 - Lead CRA in Durham, NC
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    All the pros of working at DCRI are now going away. DCRI is striving to become as toxic as industry CROs. The pros of reasonable work hours and work/home life balance is now going away.

    Cons

    * pitiful pay raises (which used to be balanced by reasonable work hours and ability to have a work/home life balance) * new management came from industry and is ruining DCRI * unreasonable deliverable time lines and expectations

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    3 people found this review helpful
  10. 4.0
    Current Contractor, less than 1 year

    Great experience so far

    Jan 13, 2015 - Anonymous Contractor 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to advance and learning new skills. Very good work life balance. Friendly and engaging environment with performance feedback. Excellent benefits especially compared to other similar companies in today's market. Significant positive changes taking place, looking forward to what the future at DCRI brings.

    Cons

    Large institution to absorb and learn several different aspects of how things work. Typical red tape issues with academic employers. Slow hiring process.

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    1 person found this review helpful
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